Louisville summit Aug. 23-24 on education issues from Frankfort to Washington, D.C.

The Shelbyville-based Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative’s Kentucky Leads the Nation summit, Aug. 23-24 in Louisville, has a full lineup of speakers to share insights on K-12 issues facing the state’s school district leaders.

Registration is $250 per person or $200 per person for groups of five from the same district and/or agency. Online registration may be accessed here Summit. The event takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville.

Here’s a look at some of the agenda highlights:

Senate Bill 1 Update

Speakers include state Senate President David Williams, House Education Committee Chairman Carl Rollins and Jessamine County Schools Superintendent Lu Young.

Turning around low-achieving schools

Speakers include Robert Slavin, founder of Success for All, winner of a $50 million U.S. Department of Education grant, on strategies for closing achievement gaps and improving outcomes for high-needs students, as well as on his organization’s work in Knox County.

Trends in school success from beyond Kentucky’s borders

Speakers include Matt Williams and Lilian Pace, staff of KnowledgeWorks, an organization that partners with school districts across the country on future trends that are shaping the course of public education.

Rewriting No Child Left Behind

Speakers include members of national education organzations’ lobbying teams with the latest on what is, isn’t and may be about Congressional action to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Schools, reform and the business community

Speaker will be David Adkisson, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president & CEO and chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Education, Employment and Training Committee.

College and career readiness – the Tennessee approach

Speakers include Linda Erwin of the Niswonger Foundation, which has a five-year, $21 million federal grant to create a 15-district consortium that would ensure all students, especially students from under-represented populations, graduate high school prepared for college or a career and improve the likelihood that students successfully complete college.

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